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2003

Community effort brings renewed life to school

COLUMBIA — Part of the mission statement of St. Martin de Porres School reads, “St. Martin is actively changing from a mission community to a community on a mission.” With all the activity, renovations and improvements at the school, no one would doubt the mission and the enthusiasm of everyone involved with it. One of […]


Russian priest shares rebirth story with diocesan students

COLUMBIA — “I have a wonderful story to tell,” said Father Daniel L. Maurer to Holly Pobis’ attentive sixth-grade class at St. Joseph School. “It is a story about the rebirth of the Church in Russia.” Never seeming to tire, Father Maurer from Mary Mother of God Mission Society told of his 11 years in […]


Bishop Baker’s Christmas Homily

I join my brother priests and deacons in wishing you the blessings of that great event we celebrate on this holy day—the birth of the Messiah, Jesus Christ, the Son of God. May today’s blessing be with you all through the Christmas season and all through the New Year—2003! Father Sam Weber and I visited […]


Service, education, faith balanced at Nativity

CHARLESTON — The principal’s office at Nativity School has a bright view. True, the window looks out over a parking lot, but the walls are filled with the vivid hues of crayon and pencil, the artwork of students David Knab, PhD., would never consider anything but placing the work of his students before him. That’s […]


Couples renew marital vows, celebrate a lifetime with God

GOOSE CREEK — The renewal of vows held at Immaculate Conception Feb. 9 was more than a spiritual marking of the passage of time; it was a testimony to teamwork, a team consisting of God, a husband and a wife. In his homily for the third annual wedding anniversary celebration, Adorno Father Frank Palmieri, spoke […]


New education center at St. Mary Magdalene accommodates growth

SIMPSONVILLE – The portable classrooms are gone and the off-campus religious education classes have ended. Last month, Bishop Robert J. Baker dedicated St. Mary Magdalene’s sparkling new education center that will be home to religious education and more for many years to come at the growing parish in Simpsonville. The two-story red brick building is […]


Session participants examine how diocese welcomes the stranger

CHARLESTON — During a workshop designed to help come up with ideas on how to welcome newcomers and underserved ethnic communities in the Catholic Church, representatives from the Diocese of Charleston were inspired to keep their minds open. Msgr. James A. Carter, vicar general; Kathleen Merritt, director of the Office of Ethnic Ministries; Dorothy Grillo, […]


Marriage conference emphasizes communication

MOUNT PLEASANT — A successful marriage begins in love but grows with respect, understanding, generosity, patience, and hard work. Christ Our King Parish hosted a marriage conference Feb. 8 in celebration of “World Marriage Day” Feb. 9. The first conference of its kind at the church was a great success for the 90 people who […]


Bishop endorses Federal Marriage Amendment

CHARLESTON – Bishop Robert J. Baker has joined other Catholic prelates such as Archbishop John Donoghue of Atlanta in signing an endorsement of the definition of marriage as the union of a man and a woman in the Federal Marriage Amendment. The amendment was introduced in the House of Representatives May 15, 2002, with bi-partisan […]


Vietnamese meet to discuss action plan

GREENVILLE — The lack of Vietnamese-speaking priests in the diocese is making it hard for Vietnamese Catholics to fully participate in the American Catholic Church, according to Loc Phan, one of nearly 100 South Carolina Vietnamese Catholics who met earlier this month with Bishop Robert J. Baker to share their concerns about their faith. Phan […]


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    Dec 174:00 pm Volunteer Christmas Party - Diocesan Center - Charleston
    From the Calendar of Bishop's Office
    Dec 18 Exams for periods 3 and 4
    From the Calendar of Bishop England Charleston
    Christmas Sock Day
    From the Calendar of St. John School North Charleston
    Christmas Holidays - School Closed
    From the Calendar of St. Joseph School Anderson
    No school - holiday
    From the Calendar of St. Mary Help of Christians Aiken
    11 am Dismissal
    From the Calendar of St. Anne and St. Jude Catholic School
    Simbang Gabi for Filipino Catholics at St. Ann Church
    From the Calendar of Filipino Ministry
    12:00 pm Bishop to say Mass at the Cathedral - Charleston
    From the Calendar of Bishop's Office
    2:00 pm Gr. K3-3rd Christmas Program
    From the Calendar of St. Mary School Greenville
    Dec 19 Exam for period 5
    From the Calendar of Bishop England Charleston
    Christmas Breaks BeginsNoon Dismissal
    From the Calendar of St. Peter School Beaufort
    Crazy Christmas Sweater Day
    From the Calendar of St. John School North Charleston
    End of 2nd Quarter
    From the Calendar of St. Francis Catholic School
    End of 2nd Quarter
    From the Calendar of St. Anne and St. Jude Catholic School
    Christmas Break
    From the Calendar of St. Anthony School Florence
    Christmas Program
    From the Calendar of St. Andrew School Myrtle Beach
    10:00 am day-Christmas party
    From the Calendar of Holy Trinity North Myrtle Beach
    11:30 am Early Dismissal
    From the Calendar of St. Michael School Murrells Inlet
    6:00 pm Christmas Program
    From the Calendar of St. Martin de Porres School Columbia
    7:00 pm Gr. 4-8th Christmas Program
    From the Calendar of St. Mary School Greenville